New Torguson Park Amenity Opens to the Public
The newest Torguson Park amenity is cause for celebration! The community is invited to come celebrate the opening of the Torguson Park Pump Track. On Friday June 1st, a ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 3pm, and demo rides and guided practice rides for all ages follow from 3:30-6pm. A Pump Track Party, hosted by Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, is set for Saturday June 2nd, 11am-3pm with contests, prizes and more.
The 35,000 square foot bike park located on the southwest side of Torguson Park (750 East North Bend Way) is ready to open for all levels of riders. The newly built park replaces an old user built course, and boasts an all-ages, all-abilities track, with features that both advanced and novice riders can enjoy together. A separate Striders track offers a safe environment for young children who are still learning how to ride where parents can walk along and help.
The Torguson Bike Park project also renovated an underutilized area of the park with landscape improvements, seating areas and a more visible entry point with new signage from North Bend Way. This project addressed a challenging environmental setting in a floodplain, restoring over 1,500 square feet of natural wetlands, 9,300 square feet of wetland buffers and providing a 3,200 square foot raingarden to receive and treat storm water runoff.
The Torguson Bike Park project was a collaborative effort with Si View Metro Parks and City of North Bend with strong support from the community throughout the design and construction phase. Local bike groups and community volunteers Including the Mount Si Mountain Bike Team and Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance have been an integral part committing hundreds of volunteer hours building, smoothing, leveling and testing tracks in all sorts of weather. Funding for the project came from King County Youth Sports Facilities Grant program, City of North Bend, Si View Metro Parks, and Si View Community Foundation.
Community excitement for this project is evident by the number of "test" riders on the track on a daily basis. From tiny tots to adults, for mountain bikers and BMX bikers, the Torguson Bike Park is a dream come true, come take a look for yourself!
For more information about Torguson Bike Park grand opening events, please visit this website or call (425) 831-1900.